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Oswald Road Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. We require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share the commitment.

Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy

Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy- Covid Addendum


Deborah Howard- Headteacher

Donna Wealleans- Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral/Safeguarding)

Helen Woolf- Deputy Headteacher (SEND)

Amanda Clifton – Pastoral and Support Manager

Kieran Bentley – Sports Coach


These members of staff have all received safeguarding designated person training so please feel free to approach them with any questions or concerns.


Oswald Road is continuing to take part in Operation Encompass which runs  in partnership with Manchester Safeguarding Board and Greater Manchester Police.

Operation Encompass is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.

The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

Operation Encompass is a Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive charity. We acknowledge and understand the impact of Domestic Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience.

Operation Encompass mitigates against the damaged caused by exposure to Domestic Abuse and other ACE’s.

You can find out more about Operation Encompass by clicking here.

Operation Encompass- Governors’ Commitment


Oswald Road Primary School is offering an Early Help Service to all of our families.

The Early Help offer in Manchester provides help and support for families and children to promote well being, increase resilience and stability ensuring children are safe, healthy and aspiring to achieve.

If you would like to know more about this service please contact Donna Wealleans, Deputy Headteacher, or Amanda Clifton, Learning Mentor on 0161 881 4266.

Click here for more information.


Walking to School Safely

PDFAdvice Leaflet


PDFEarly Help For Parents & Young People

PDFInformation and Support for Parents and Carers (including national and local agencies and organisations)

PDFYoung Person’s Guide to Keeping Children Safe

Local Authority Resources

PDFManchester Safeguarding Children’s Board


PDFNSPCC- Signs, Symptoms, Effects of Domestic Abuse 

PDFNSPCC- Keeping Children Safe from Domestic Abuse

PDFRespect Phone Line- advice for perpetrators of domestic violence 

PDFNSPCC- What to do if you are worried about a child

Mental Health & Wellbeing

PDFParent Guide to Children’s Wellbeing

PDF50 Ways to Take a Break

PDFBe Nice to Yourself

PDFCoping Skills

PDFSensory Safety Tool


PDFSelf-Harm- Childline

PDFSelf-Harm- Young Minds

PDFTip sheet – Helping your child to be happy – Supporting wellbeing

PDFTip sheet – Getting support to help your child to be happy

PDFTip sheet – Self Esteem

PDFYoung person’s journey – Mental Health

PDFYoung Minds Crisis Messenger

PDFHow to get free mental health therapy or counselling

PDFOn My Mind – Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources for Young People (Anna Freud Centre)

Information and resources specifically for anxiety in children:

PDFYoung Minds


PDFNHS Choices

PDFAnxiety Worksheets



PDFBehaviour Management Plan

PDFHealthy Sexual Behaviour

PDFNSPCC’s Positive Parenting- a guide to discipline and setting boundaries for your child


Topical Safeguarding Issues

PDFStranger Danger- a guide for parents

PDFNSPCC- Is your child ready to go out on their own?

PDFIs my child ready to be left home alone?


PDFThe ‘Prevent’ Strategy- a guide for parents

PDFProtecting Children from Extremism- a guide for parents/carers

PDFPrevent Mythbuster

safeguarding-and-mobile-devicese-Safety and Gaming

PDFParent/Carer Acceptable Use Policy

PDFParent e-Safety Guide

PDFSafeguarding and Media Devices (full version)

PDFInstagram Parents Guide

PDFWhatsapp Parents Guide

PDFYouTube Parents Guide

PDFe-Safety- Parental Controls

PDFChildNet: Supporting Young People Online

PDFChildNet: Family Agreement Template

PDFChildNet: Family Agreement Advice

PDFUK Safer Internet Centre: Resources for Parents

PDFHow to keep your kids safe on YouTube in a few easy steps

PDFNSPCC- Online Safety

PDFNet Aware- guide to different social media channels

PDFMinecraft: A Parent’s Guide

PDFShare Aware

PDFParental Controls

PDFA Parent’s Guide to being Share Aware

PDFSnapchat- Parent Guide

PDFInstagram- Parent Guide

PDFFortnite- Parent Guide

PDFYouTube- Parent Guide

PDFSocial Media & Mental Health

PDFWhat trusted adults need to know about social media and mental health

PDFWhat parents need to know about social pressures linked to ‘likes’

PDFSEND Online Safety Hub


Social Services– 0161 234 5001

Manchester City Council Emergency Housing (out of hours)- 0161 234 5001

Manchester Move for Advice on your Housing Options and for Emergency Accommodation (women only)- 0333 900 9032

42nd Street (Mental Health Service for Young People)- 0161 228 1888

Mustard Tree (support for those who are in need of food parcels and other items)- 0161 228 3721

NSPCC If you are worried about the wellbeing and safety of any child, you can contact the NSPCC ( or Manchester Social Care on 0161 234 5001.

Wood Street Mission (helping families living in poverty with everyday items)- 0161 834 3140

Boaz Trust (service for destitute asylum seekers)-  0161 202 1056

Refugee Action– 01610441 4100

Karma Nirvana (support to victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse)- 0800 5999 247-

Childline: 0800 1111(free 24hr)
Self injury Support: Helpline: 0808 800 8088 (Tue & Wed 7-10pm, Thur 3-6pm & 7-10pm) Text: 0780 047 2908 (Sun – Fri 7-9pm) 
Harmless: Email: 
National Self Harm Network Forum: 
Get Connected: Freephone: 0808 808 4994 (7 days a week, 1-11pm)
Samaritans: Helpline (24 hr): 08457 90 90 90 UK & NI Email: 
Youth Access: